William Harold Henshaw

                                                  ┌── George Memmel Henshaw
                                                  │    1867-1895 
                          ┌── Lester C. Henshaw ──┤
                          │    1893-1990          │
                          │                       └── Louise Florence Bingham
                          │                            1870-1957 
William Harold Henshaw ───┤
B: 1922                   │                       ┌── Callistus Abel
D: 2000                   │                       │
                          └── Mary Edna Abel ─────┤
                               1894-1954          │
                                                  └── Edna Louise Burshears
M: May Elizabeth Vane
   ├── Marilyn Marie Henshaw (1945-) 1
   ├── John Lester Henshaw (1949-) 1,2
   └── Carol Louise Henshaw (1951-) 1

William Harold Henshaw     [ID 05402] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

William Harold Henshaw1,3,4,5 [Harold Henshaw6].

Born Aug 25 1922, Morganfield, Union County, Kentucky.1,3,4,5,6  

Baptized in the Catholic Church on Oct 14 1922.4  

On Sep 16 1942 William H. Henshaw, born 1922 in Kentucky, then a resident of Union County, Kentucky, enlisted at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana as a private in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  He declared he had 4 years of high school, was single, without dependents, and a farmer.  He was recorded as 73" tall, 185 lbs.7  

He married May Elizabeth Vane, Sep 15 1944, Dover, Kent County, Delaware.1  May, daughter of John + Julia Vane, was born Jun 18 1925.1,8  

William was a florist.4  

William Harold Henshaw died Feb 16 2000, at his home, Dover, Kent County, Delaware.3,4,9  

William's death was reported in the "News Journal" (Dover, Delaware) on Feb 18 2000:9

William H. Henshaw Of Dover, DE, age 77, died February 16, 2000 at home.  Services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross R.C. Church, S. State St., Dover.  Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Monday at FARIES FUNERAL HOME, Dover, DE.

May remarried to Louis A. Pisapia.8  

May died Jun 17 2003, Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover, Kent County, Delaware; buried Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover, Delaware.4,8  

May's obituary was published in a Delaware newspaper on Jun 19 2003:8

May V. Pisapia, 77

DOVER - May V. Pisapia of Dover died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover.  She was 77.  

Mrs. Pisapia retired from General Foods and was the owner of Bookkeeping Inc. of Dover.  She was the former co-owner of Vane's Flower Shop in Dover.  

She was a member of the Dover Elks Lodge 1903 and the Kent County Republican Women's Club of Dover.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Julia Vane; and a grandson, Richard A. Woodhall Jr.

She is survived by her husband, Louis A. Pisapia of Dover; a son and daughter-in-law, John Lester Henshaw and Jane R. Henshaw of Washington, D.C.; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Carol L. and Arnie Russell and Marilyn M. and Richard R. [sic] Woodhall, all of Dover; three stepchildren and the wives of two, Loretta L. Pisapia of Dover, Harry J. and Carol Pisapia of Galena, Md., and Louis J. and JoAnne Pisapia of Camden; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.  

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Faries Funeral Home, 1250 S. Governors Ave., Dover

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home.  

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.  

Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Delaware Hospice Inc., 911 S. Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Social Security information for William Harold Henshaw: 315-18-3790


  1. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  2. Contribution from Charlotte Elizabeth Conner Henshaw.
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  4. Contribution from Marilyn Henshaw Woodhall.
  5. 1930 census, Raleigh Magisterial District, Union County, Kentucky; roll T626-779, ED 5, page 12A, line #32, dwelling #248, family #248.
  6. 1940 census, Raleigh Magisterial District, Union County, Kentucky; roll T627-1359, ED 113-10, page 7B, line #45, household #128.
  7. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. Obituary of May V. Pisapia: http://www.newszap.com/archives/index.inn?loc=detail&doc=/2003/June/18-2113-obitu12.txt.
  9. Death notice for William H. Henshaw; the "News Journal" (Dover, Delaware), Feb 18 2000:

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